We use quite a bit of hot water mostly for showers and baths, and to wash our dishes and clothes. Unfortunately, 80-90 percent of the energy used to heat that water goes right down the drain. Now for less than $500-$700 plus installation costs, owners of single family and multifamily homes can install a drain heat recovery system to recover that heat. That means longer hot showers, saving electricity or natural gas and of course money. The payback time is about 2-3 years.
January saw the start of a very busy couple of years for the UK; we’ve already had a Royal Wedding in April and 2012 will see the Olympics being held in London. Patriotism is at a high, which is reflected in our home furnishing trends for 2011. Here is a break down, room by room, of what furniture and furnishings you will find in the typical British home for this year.
If you are designing a medium to large space, it's a nightmare trying to find art or a wall decor that is tasteful and sets the mood of the space. That mood could include your own personality or something that you see every day like your children, a far away place in the big city or country side.
You can build all of the electric power plants you want, but it won't do much good if you can get the electricity to where it's needed. Ditto for natural gas with respect to pipelines. This the second of a five articles on electricity and natural gas prices.
Where's the new Energy Infrastructure?
Tips on selecting shrubs, trees and walks for privacy and to conceal objectionable views, comfort and for safety.
Privacy and Concealment
In North America, the backyard is the homeowner's private domain. We grow hedges, plant trees and build fences so that the neighbors can't see the comings and goings of our daily lives.
In 2007 we reported that our new Trex Deck was stained and mold ridden. We thought this was due to our pine trees. Many of you mentioned that the trees were innocent and that the Trex Deck was the problem. We asked for your advice and some of you mentioned Corte Clean, a composite deck cleaner. We're very excited with the results. Take a closer look.
Here's a close up of the deck before we cleaned it.
Here's how it looks after we cleaned it with Corte Clean
A visitor asked the following:
Hello I need information how much is the price for gravel ton (21a) job in virgina, thanks.
my driveway is 12 x 150
I Need 3 inch the gravel or 21a. I need price for.
Here's my answer:
Try Tri-State Stone. They serve Virginia and the Washington DC area. Download their their price list at http://www.millennialliving.com/Activities/Renovation/Stonework/tri-state-stone-bethesda-maryland.htm and give them a call. They will help you determine how much you need and the price.
I am looking to replace two kitchen faucets. One for my deep sink and one for the prep sink. I have brought home a Moen and was very disappointed that it was almost all plastic.
Should wall tile be installed behind a bathroom vanity cabinet (total remodel of bathroom) or should the cabinet go flush to the sheetrock? The contractor wants the tiler to edge the tile to the cabinet, not go behind it. Our concern is that the wall is most likely not straight and there will be a gap.
I have a counter top problem. I would like to use a 12 feet piece which homedepot or lowes do not have. I do not want to special order anything 'cause of my finances. Where do they have these long pieaces in stock in nearby areas (my search was fruitless).
If I do not find them in 12 feet, what other creative options do I have such as cement work? who would do it (or where would I look for such services)?